Live: NCP, Congress agree on Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray being Maharashtra CM, says Pawar

After finalising the power-sharing deal for government formation in Maharashtra, the three political parties - Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress - can make a big announcement on the structure of the proposed alliance on Friday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 19:49

MUMBAI: After finalising the power-sharing deal for government formation in Maharashtra, the three political parties - Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress - can make a big announcement on the structure of the proposed alliance on Friday.

Ahead of that, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar late on Thursday at the latter's 'Silver Oak' residence in Mumbai. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule and nephew Ajit Pawar were also present during the meeting.

After emerging from the meeting no one spoke but Thackeray smiled and Raut gave the 'thumbs up' sign, indicating all was on the right track. Though details are not available, it is learnt that Pawar briefed them on all the political development in New Delhi in the past five days, the power-sharing formula, the post of CM, Dy. CM, ministries, etc, among the three prospective partners - Sena-NCP-Congress.

On Friday, a series of meetings have been lined up of the Shiv Sena, Congress, later Congress-NCP and their allies and finally among the top leaders of Sena-NCP-Congress. It's expected that the three parties' alliance - likely to be christened 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' - will be formally announced and they would soon stake the claim to form the government before Governor BS Koshyari.

Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan had on Thursday said that a final decision on the architecture of alliance for government formation in the state will be taken on Friday.

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22 November 2019, 19:49 PM

The three parties will meet on Saturday as well to continue the discussion, says Prithviraj Chauhan.

22 November 2019, 19:48 PM

Very positive discussion took place between the three parties on government formation, says Prithviraj Chauhan.

22 November 2019, 19:29 PM

On being asked on being the unanimous choice of the three parties as the Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray said the things will be clear in some time.

22 November 2019, 19:07 PM

We held a very positive discussion with the two parties. We have agreed on most of the issues, but there are a few issues on which we have to find a way ahead, says Uddhav Thackeray.

We will do a formal announcement on the government formation once all the issues are discussed on, Thackeray adds.

22 November 2019, 19:00 PM

Uddhav Thackeray is yet to agree to Congress-NCP's demand of becoming the chief minister of Maharashtra, according to Zee Media sources.

22 November 2019, 18:55 PM

We have agreed on a lot of issues in the meeting between the three parties, says Sharad Pawar.

22 November 2019, 18:54 PM

NCP and Congress has agreed for Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray being the Chief Minister in Maharashtra, says Sharad Pawar

22 November 2019, 18:28 PM

Shiv Sena MLAs reach Hotel Lalit in Mumbai.

22 November 2019, 16:51 PM

22 November 2019, 16:47 PM

Uddhav Thackeray leaves Matoshree to join Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel, Sanjay Raut for a meeting on Maharashtra government formation. 

22 November 2019, 14:52 PM

Supporters of two former Maharashtra chief ministers - Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan - have begun lobbying for the post of Deputy Chief Minister, say sources.

22 November 2019, 14:19 PM

We want the next Maharashtra government to work in the best interest of minorities: Abu Azmi.

22 November 2019, 14:17 PM

SP leader Abu Azmi says his party not against forming a government with Shiv Sena but Uddhav's party should look beyond the mandir-masjid and Hindutva issue.   

22 November 2019, 14:14 PM

Congress-NCP meeting with smaller parties ends; Congress MLAs now move to the state assembly to elect the new CLP leader.

22 November 2019, 14:13 PM

Raju Shetty of Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathan says, ''the new government in Maharashtra should run according to the CMP agreed by three parties and must focus on farmers' issues.'' 

22 November 2019, 14:11 PM

NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal says, ''next Maharashtra CM will be from Shiv Sena. I can't comment on other issues.''

 

22 November 2019, 14:04 PM

We were forced to part ways with BJP-led NDA, this is why Shiv Sena approached NCP and Congress over government formation in Maharashtra: Uddhav  

22 November 2019, 14:03 PM

PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah did nothing to save the National Democratic Alliance: Uddhav

22 November 2019, 14:01 PM

Uddhav attacks Devendra Fadnavis, says former Maharashtra CM lied on 50-50 power-sharing deal proposed by Shiv Sena.  

22 November 2019, 13:59 PM

BJP betrayed us, expelled Shiv Sena from NDA: Uddhav Thackeray tells party MLAs

22 November 2019, 13:34 PM

Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP leaders are slated to meet at 4 pm to finalise the common minimum programme for Maharashtra. 

22 November 2019, 12:10 PM

Congress leader Manikrao says, '' next Maharashtra CM will be from Shiv Sena. NCP never asked for it.''

22 November 2019, 11:07 AM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets his party MLAs; Meanwhile, Sena MP Sanjay Raut has gone to Lilavati Hospital for routine health check-up. Raut underwent angiography nearly ten days back in Mumbai.

22 November 2019, 10:57 AM

Maharashtra Congress MLAs will ts CLP leader today; Uddhav has also called a meeting of Sena MLA at 10 am, after that the MLAs will proceed to Jaipur. 

22 November 2019, 10:49 AM

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has requested Uddhav Thackeray to be Maharashtra CM for smooth functioning of the government. If Uddhav doesn't become the CM, he can nominate Sanjay Raut for the top post. 

22 November 2019, 10:26 AM

Shiv Sena won't side with BJP even if offered Lord Indra's throne. "Why meet the Governor when President's rule is in place," the Shiv Sena leader says. 

22 November 2019, 10:25 AM

Sanjay Raut says Shiv Sena Chief Minister will be there for full 5 years in Maharashtra.

22 November 2019, 10:01 AM

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut taunts BJP, says sometimes it's better to snap ties for 'self-respect'. 

 

22 November 2019, 09:59 AM

Names of Maharashtra cabinet ministers have finalised; Eknath Shinde, Balasaheb Thorat, Ajit Pawar likely to get key ministries: Sources

22 November 2019, 09:37 AM

NCP leader Nawab Malik says his party president Sharad Pawar has finally defeated Amit Shah in the race to form government in Maharashtra.

 

22 November 2019, 09:00 AM

A case has been registered against Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in Aurangabad district. In his complaint. Ratnakar Chaure has accused the Sena chief of cheating voters by first seeking votes on the Hindutva agenda and then aligning with NCP and Congress to form government in Maharashtra.

22 November 2019, 08:53 AM

Senior Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Khadge and KC Venugopal are going to Mumbai today, say sources.

22 November 2019, 08:49 AM

A series of meetings of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are lined up for today. According to sources, an announcement on the proposed alliance and details of the government formation can be made today.

22 November 2019, 08:47 AM

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and NCP chief Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule and nephew Ajit Pawar were also present at the meeting.

22 November 2019, 08:46 AM

The meeting took place at Pawar's residence 'Silver Oak' in South Mumbai.

22 November 2019, 08:45 AM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray met NCP president Sharad Pawar in Mumbai late on Thursday.